Skip to main content
7:00 am
>> and i'm elizabeth vargas. it is monday, september 13th. this morning, release heldup. that hiker in jail still awaiting to come home. they want $500,000 in cash. we have the latest from washington and tehran. monster igor. the hurricane strengthens overnight expected to turn into a massive category 5 storm today. winds over 150 miles an hour. is the u.s. in the path? parents plea. their teenager ran off with her boyfriend who she met online. now, they can't get her back. and now the custody battle for the 15-year-old girl. and gaga's night. don't miss how kanye west and taylor swift finally made up. we hope you had a good
7:01 am
weekend. robin roberts is on assignment this morning. welcome back to elizabeth vargas. >> good to be here. >> what a weekend for sarah shourd and her family. late last week the irrangian government finally decided to release. in part her health, among other things, a lump in her breast. they're saying if her family comes up with $500,000. >> and the nightmare not ending because shourd and the other two hikers with her may face a trial. >> they would want her to come back after paying the bill for that. also, on taxes over the weekend. the house republican leader john boehner own another weekend said he's considering but president obama is cutting taxes. >> what made him blink?
7:02 am
did he in fact blink? and is this the end of the impasse? white house press secretary robert gibbs joins us. this is playing out, and first from senior correspondent jim sciutto in washington. jim? >> good mornings george. the latest stumbling block, $500,000 in cash. the iranians demanding it be paid in cash, the swiss because we don't have diplomatic relations there are having trouble raising it, leaving sarah shourd still awaiting behind bars. >> reporter: for sarah shourd, another agonizing day of waiting. her impending release canceled on friday and reinstated on saturday. the prosecutor saying because she is sick and we can help her health condition, the judge agreed to $500,000 bail. and the startling announcement that iran would still try shourd
7:03 am
and the two other american hikers, josh fattal and shane bauer, for illegally entering the country. when released, shourd will leave her boyfriend shane bauer and jo josh fattal. >> i'm sure it will weigh heavily on her. nobody wants to think that two people's lives depend on family turning to a country. >> reporter: the lawyer was finally allowed to meet with hi clients for the first time 14 months ago and found them, in despite of everything, in high spirits. we were together for two to three hours, he said, and i'm hoping to get all of them leased on bail. iran's financial system is under severe restrictions due to u.s. sanctions. so particularly hard to raise that cash.
7:04 am
>> and christiane amanpour anchor of "this week" joins us. >> good morning, elizabeth. >> so much back and forth. she's released and then not. why the contradictory signals? >> well, the french and the american-canadian journalist arrested after the elections they were eventually released in change for money. now, shourd and her two colleagues. >> reporter: in for 14 months, they still haven't charged. and it looks like all of this boils down to the internal struggle that's going on between president ahmadinejad and the other political opponents. >> president ahmadinejad in fact himself orchestrated sarah shourd's release and he was overruled by the judiciary. what was his saying about him? it's quite a humiliation for him. >> judiciary said not so fast, we're going to do it according to our time and our rules. now, the head of the judiciary
7:05 am
belongs to a family that's a main opponent, political opponent of ahmadinejad. i think a lot of this is wrapped up in that argument and the internal struggles going on in iran. >> sarah shourd's family said she needs medical treatment for two potentially cancerous conditions. will she be allowed to leave iran if she is released? >> unclear. in change for money right after these disputed elections, the two were allowed to leave. one would think she'd be allowed to. it's frankly, extraordinary, that she's not allowed to have medical treatment if she's not ill. >> what does this say about the two other imprisoned, they may face a trial, one of them, she's engaged to be married to. she may feel a lot of pressure to return to iran because of the connections to the two men? >> again, that's probably true. again, we don't know if they've been charged.
7:06 am
a lot of this is also about the desperate stage of relations between the united states and iran. >> and you're telling me that she just saw their lawyer for the first time in quite a long time? >> yeah, since he was hired back in 2009, for the first time this weekend. >> all right, christiane amanpour, thank you. in his press conference on friday, president obama criticized republicans or cutting taxes for the middle class. house republican leader john boehner signaled he might accept president obama's plan to end president bush's tax cuts for everyone making over $250,000 but extend them for everyone else. >> the only option i have to vote for-those tax reductions, i'll vote for them. >> our senior white house correspondent jake tapper is in washington. jake, white house aides pounced on this saying essentially
7:07 am
boehner blinked? >> that's right. there would be no tax cuts for anyone unless they also went to the top income earners but that was untenable. boehner's office has a different take. one, they don't know if nancy pelosi, the speaker of the house is going to allow a vote on the upper end cut so the position was almost irrelevant. two, they think that the real tension is here between democrats and democrats in the senate. there are four democrats who want tax cuts for everyone, including the wealthy. >> and also colorado senator michael donet may be for the compromise. which is why republicans are pushing for are the senate to go first. they think this might not even get to boehner? >> that's exactly right.
7:08 am
the senate is expected to take this up in the next couple of weeks, i'm telling you, this announcement by boehner has really thrown a monkey wrench into the works. it's not clear what they're going to introduce now because they're not sure what strategy they should have, considering the strategy that boehner has now taken. >> and a good chance this whole thing could be thrown over until after the election. thanks very much. let's go to the white house with white house secretary robert gibbs. good morning, robert. >> good morning. >> you were tweeting furiously on "face the nation" yesterday. as jake and i were discussing, your problems with your own senate democrats, at least four, maybe five senate democrats saying they want some sort of compromise. >> well, let's deal with what john boehner said initially. the president believed that and we certainly hope what john
7:09 am
boehner says is a willingness to accept that as a big win for middle class families. look, george, we'll have all sorts of debates inside our party. we've done that for decades now. i think the president's position is clear. let's extend the tax breaks and tax cuts for the middle dallas. let's provide them with help in economic times of uncertainty. but let's not borrow $700 billion for tax cuts for millionaires. >> you said don't borrow the $700 billion for tax cuts. is the president committed to using that $700 billion to not to spend on other programs? >> the president has not outlined spending it on other programs. the president doesn't believe we can afford to borrow what from overseas to pay for that, quite frankly, what we don't need. >> the president also hasn't said how he plans for the $3 trillion in tax cuts. how will he pay for it? >> well, look, george, we understand in times of
7:10 am
uncertainty, we can't raise taxes on the middle class. we're going to follow through with that. we believe that's a promise at that president made in the campaign. we think on top of that, though, there's no need to borrow an extra $700 billion to give tax cuts to those who make more than $1 million a year. >> but you are saying that the president is not going to outline ways to pay for the extension of the $3 trillion? >> the extension of the middle class tax cuts, the president has drawn a line, though, in bauer rogue that extra $700 billion for the wealthy. >> do you think this battle is over now? are you certain that the president's going to be able to block an extension of the bush tax cuts for people making more than $250,000 a year? >> well george, i think we're going to have to see what congressman boehner does and says today. we're going to have to see what senator mcconnell over in the senate does and says today. i think congressman boehner was fairly clear in outlining that
7:11 am
position that the president outlined last week. let's provide some certainty. let's cut taxes for middle class families in this country. let's not use them as a political football or hold them hostage, whatever you want to say. let's go ahead and provided much needed tax relief for middle class americans who have been struggling not just in this recession but years before that. >> from newt gingrich, he described what he sees as the president's misguided policies. what is it president obama is so outside of our comprehension that only if you understand kenyan, anti-colonial behavior can you begin to piece together his actions. and he goes on to say, that is the most accurate, predictive model for his behavior." your response? >> george, i think you may have hit the nail on the head that it is hard to comprehend. i don't even have, quite frankly, george, the slightest idea what he's talking about. >> no idea what he's talking about? >> you know, i think newt
7:12 am
gingrich knows that he's trying to appeal to the fringe of people that don't believe the president was born in this country. you would normally expect better from somebody who has held the position of speaker of the house. most people will say anything. newt gingrich says that on us generally on a regular basis. >> okay, robert gibbs. thanks for your time this morning. now, juju chang has the rest of the morning headlines. >> hey, george, good morning, elizabeth and everybody. federal investigators are set to reconstruct a natural gas pipeline that exploded in san bruno, california, they knew three years ago at that gas line was at risk for failure. crews in colorado are battling another wildfire, the second in a week. at least one home was destroyed near loveland. meanwhile, officials say the fire near boulder that burned
7:13 am
170 homes may have been sparked by a resident's fire pit. and bankers from around the world have agreed to a new rule. three times as much capital in reserve it could be more than a decade before mandatory. and lightning fast from the gridiron. not the players, the stadium today. the new billion-dollar stadium is put to the test. it will be transformed from the new york giants who played sunday to the new york jets who play tonight. the lights will be changed even the jerseys in the fan shops will be switched. all in 24 hours. of course, "monday night football" kicked off. coverage begins at 7:00. >> a busy day. >> lots of overtime for the workers. >> let's go to sam champion for the weather. good morning. we're going to start with hurricane central. we've got three storms hitting
7:14 am
the atlantic. igor is the biggest storm. could get to rare category 5 today. we've not seen one since 2007. the storms to watch, this one in the caribbean, and will we see it in the western gulf by the time we get to the weekend. igor looks like it's going to curve off to the atlantic. the thunderstorms pop up in sioux falls to kansas city today. also in the stationary front area, in northern new england, in the afternoon, thunderstorms will start to roll. big board, fairly quiet, atlanta, 86, phoenix, 103.
7:15 am
>> all of america's weather in the next half hour, elizabeth? >> thanks so much, sam. now, finally some good news for the 33 miners trapped more than 2,000 feet underground in chile. as they wait to be rescued, they now have creature comforts from home to help them pass the time.
7:16 am
wow believe they're actually watching television. jeffrey kofman is at the scene in chile with the very latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, elizabeth. that's right, they now have electricity, running water and fresh air. the fresh air critical because their desperate for cigarettes. they're now allowed two packs of cigarettes a day. rescue could be weeks or months away. each day breaks another record for the trapped miners. and each day rescue teams break new frontiers to keep the men alive, half a mile underground. ♪ live tv for their beloved soccer games. they're fighting like the soccer players, he said, we're fighting to get out of this hole. there is a tiny hole that connects them to the surface. everything must be four inches or smaller to fit into the supply tube.
7:17 am
through a second hole, they now have electricity, video link, running water and fresh air to now talk to and see their families live. everything is fine, she says, just be calm down there, dad." the chilean government is amassing huge resources to liberate the men. over the weekend, 42 trucks brought in a giant oil rig to be assembled over the next week. they expect at least one of the three drill rigs will reach the miners by november. then they'll squeeze into a 26-inch wide cage for a three-hour ride to freedom. getting all the men out will take four days. families wait patiently. she clutches a letter from her brother. "i haven't been very affectionate in the past, he write, but i want you to know, you're a good sister, thank you for standing by me." elizabeth can't make it to the mine to get close to her trapped
7:18 am
husband. nine months' pregnant her first daughter was to be delivered tomorrow. she was going to be called hope. we'll send it down so he can watch it on the little tv down there. how did they get a tv that small down there. we got ours on amazon for $300. this is how that trapped miner will watch the birth of his daughter. elizabeth. >> esperanza. thank you so much, jeffrey kofman. we marvel it. >> i can't believe how healthy they look. okay. now to the vmas, it seems like something shocking always happens. this year was no exception. there was a face-off between taylor swift and kanye west. a cameo from lindsay lohan and
7:19 am
what a night for lady gaga. chris connelly was out there. >> hey, good morning. last year, vmas saw kanye west interrupt taylor swift's speech. taylor swift and kanye west provided the preshow buzz. but the real sound of the mtv vmas was a gargantuan scream. prior to her parade of way over the edge wear, lady gaga entered with service people with the don't ask don't tell policy. >> their stories are very inspiring. not one person is more valuable than another person. >> reporter: she left with eight statues. >> because we were born this way, baby! >> reporter: including video of the veer from a riotously retro
7:20 am
cl cher rocking "if i could turn back time." >> i'm the oldest with the biggest hair and littlest costume. >> reporter: unlikely authority. >> wake up handler. don't you get it, you're next. >> reporter: jersey shore's snooki and the situation. usher put on a show. and 16-year-old justin bieber busted out new and improved dance skills before scoring the best new artist. >> thank you to everybody. >> reporter: taylor and kanye did not appear together but indirectly addressed their drama in music. the 20-year-old singer/songwriter extending an angelic hand of forgiveness in the song "innocent." meanwhile, the ever embattled but constantly compelling kanye
7:21 am
came on differently. taking himself to test. ♪ >> reporter: still it was lady's night, a pop empress ready to raise the roof. ♪ god makes no mistake i'm on the right track baby i was born this way ♪ >> taylor and kanye, two people with major drama and no contact who didn't attack each other on tv. they'd never make it on reality tv. >> sure wouldn't. thanks so much, chris. coming up, the runaway teenager now at the center of an international custody battle. >> the 15-year-old rang off to brazil. why can't her parents get her back?
7:22 am
as a va doctor, i have more time to spend with my patients. and that's the kind of attention our veterans deserve. ♪ (announcer) learn more about careers with today's va at ♪
7:23 am
there's more than one way to be heard. say it like you mean it. outspoken by fergie. exclusively for avon. call your avon representative now. ies put me in a fog. now i'm claritin clear. claritin works hard to relieve my worst symptoms without drowsiness... i stay as alert and focused as someone without allergies. for me, claritin is the perfect allergy medicine. i only live claritin clear [ man ] ♪ today the world looks mighty fine ♪ [ women ] ♪ pop-tarts happy sunshine time! ♪ [ man ] ♪ grab a pop-tart and you might just start ♪ ♪ to sing songs like a meadow lark ♪ ♪ stretch and yawn ♪ blow a kiss to mom ♪ cause pop-tarts mornings are the bomb ♪ ♪ so, rise and shiiiiine
7:24 am
7:25 am
my commute home to the eastern shore every night only takes an hour but that's more time than congress spends reading massive spending bills, it's crazy. that's why i wrote a law that requires 72 hours to read every bill. i read the big bills and i said no. no to the $3 trillion budget, no to the bank bailout, and no to the health care bill. at home you would never pay a bill without reading it neither should congress. i'm frank kratovil and
7:26 am
i approve this message because i'm proud to be ranked one of the most independent members of congress. good monday morning. looking outside now, this is gwynn oak, the elementary school 62 degrees. 100% humidity but no fog, just low clouds. for the most part upper 50s to low 60s. 61 in baltimore with fog across the hereford zone and southern sections of pennsylvania, even back to carroll county. that will dry out, a dry wind from the west brings in more sunshine by lunchtime and this afternoon's 2-degree guaranteed high gets us up to 82 degrees. let's check the roads with kim brown.
7:27 am
>> we do have some reports of debris in the roadway southbound 795 as you you approach owings mills boulevard. west side of the beltway, speeds down because of volume. a couple of incidents this morning, we still have northbound 95 at the chesapeake rest house, still remains blocked due to a down tractor-trailer and traffic still jammed in that direction. in sykesville, route 97 closed in both directions at stranger road. opening statements are expected this "this week in defense this -- this morning in the murder trial of ken harris. he was murdered at the havenwood lounge in september of 2008. and crews hope to have the power restored sometime this morning in little italy. an underground fire knocked out power to parts of the area. expect road closures near fawn and high streets. ravens tonight, 7:00. up there in jersey.
7:28 am
can't wait. we'll see you in about 30 minutes. back to new york now, "good morning america" continues here on this monday.
7:29 am
7:30 am
so have you paid too much at the supermarket? scanner mistakes can cost you a bundle and they happen a lot more often than you might think. elisabeth leamy goes undercover to show you how to protect yourself. good morning, america, i'm george stephanopoulos. >> and i'm elizabeth vargas. robin roberts is on assignment. those scanners go by so fast sometimes. also, we're going to have a sneak peek at oprah's final season. after 25 years, has she saved her biggest and best until last? and what will her departure mean for her fans in the future in daytime television? >> oprah says she wants to be present and in the moment for all of them. >> you've got the inside scoop, right? >> yeah. >> exactly. first, we're going to begin this morning with two parents trying desperately to bring their 15-year-old daughter back
7:31 am
from brazil. the teenager ran away with a boyfriend who she met online a year ago. first, sharon alyn alfonsi has on the story. >> reporter: samantha hernandez said she's not coming back to the u.s. the 15-year-old spoke to us last night. >> i plan to stay here for the rest of my life. i'm not going back. if i do, i'm going back in a body bag. i'm not leaving here. >> reporter: the drama started about a year ago, hernandez met her 17-year-old boyfriend known as junior online. right away, her mother wasn't impressed. >> they didn't go to the same school. he drove a black camaro and did have a driver's license. i don't think there was very much that we did like. >> reporter: somehow, the teen and her boyfriend got plane
7:32 am
tickets. she was traveling with a falsified passport. they took hernandez into custody but then released her into temporary cust today's of her boyfriend's family. her family says they cannot get her back. >> if this was a senator's daughter or a congressman's daughter, somebody would have gotten her back already. >> when the authorities released her into the custody of this family, rather than putting her on a plane and sending her back to the u.s. >> reporter: still junior's relatives who samantha is staying with say they can't understand why her parents haven't flown to brazil to talk to her in person. >> if they're so loving and caring why they're not here? i don't understand. i cannot have this girl with me forever. >> reporter: the state department and fbi are now involved trying to determine if and how they might be able to get samantha home.
7:33 am
for "good morning america," sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >> samantha hernandez's mother joins us here from massachusetts. thanks for being here. you spoke to your daughter this past weekend. what did she say to you? >> she had a lot of noise in the backgrounds. she said she had gotten a cell phone but i couldn't get the number from her correctly. i told her if i can't call her back, for her to try and call me back. >> did she tell you why she did this? >> she's given a lot of different reasons. you mean about why she's gone? >> in brazil. >> right. she's given a lot of different reasons. you know, her runaway note was reason. then the reasons have been evolving over time, over the last two weeks. >> where was that runaway note found? and what did it say?
7:34 am
>> it was found in her drawer the next morning when i noticed that her things were gone also. and it basically said momma's going to die and then i'm going to get sent to florida. and then die is going to die and then i'm going to skip out now. >> that must have been incredibly disturbing to read this note and to find out she had actually gotten on this airplane and flown all the way to south america? >> you have no idea. it's like losing a child. i mean, there's an empty space here. and inside of me. and it really is like losing a child. i mean, i know that she's alive. but she's 15 and i don't have the daily interactivity with her. she needs to be in school. >> where did she get this fake passport and the money to get to brazil? >> i would like to me myself.
7:35 am
i would like to know who has access to these types of things and fake passports. and air flight to brazil is $1,200 to $1,500. she's 15 years old. i would really like to know who paid for that. >> she told us on the telephone last night that the only way she would return from brazil is, quote in a body bag." that must be very difficult to hear? >> i think it was easier to hear that she'd rather be thrown in a tank with sharks and meat tied around her neck than to hear that. that really got me. >> are you going to go down to brazil yourself to try to bring your daughter back? >> i definitely would love to just go there and be with her and definitely bring her back, if she's not willing, then i would literally be kidnapping my daughter from the country. >> kidnapping your daughter even though she's an american citizen and a minor and your daughter?
7:36 am
>> that's contaexactly what i s about this case. she has been kidnapped. you give any child who is unable to make responsible decisions for themselves because of that age. any type of lollipop or puppy, they're going to go unwillingly. that's pretty much what happened. >> joy, that's playing out in the united states and brazil. both countries looking at the case. thank you so much for being with us this morning. time for the weather and sam champion. good morning, sam. >> good morning, elizabeth. we're going to look at the 3-d interpretation of the latest saddlitis data coming off of igor. look at this storm. this is really an incredible storm. it's huge, it's powerful. could get to that category 5 level today. haven't had a category 5 since 2007. here's what spears it. there's an area of high pressure in the atlantic that igor will
7:37 am
kind of wrap around. again, another cold front. does this look familiar? it's a pattern with just about every storm. this storm is held well offshore. it will weaken when it gets to the atlantic. but it's still a problem for bermuda. expect it in that direction. we'll watch it every day. hour by hour. here's an idea of the cooler temperatures, look at the mid-atlantic states, all the way back to the great lakes. portland at 62, new york, 65. washington, d.c., 83 degrees. right in this region is where a front settles here. it's likely even though the skies clear out will build thunderstorms in upper state new york and massachusetts. a little bit of new england. ed thunderstorms will kick up there. there'
7:38 am
>> all that weather was brought to you by campbell's soup. elizabeth. >> sam, thanks so much. coming up next, an undercover investigation. supermarket mistakes that can cost you big time. running there? dancing there? flying there? how about eating soup to get there? delicious campbell's soups fill you with good nutrition, energy, farm-grown ingredients, and can help you keep a healthy weight. helping you get to a happier place. have a nice trip. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do.
7:39 am
[ male announcer ] with its 43 safety features, like the parkview rear back-up camera... hi, sweetie. there you are. [ male announcer ] ...electronic vehicle information center, and rear cross path detection system, now available in the safety tech package, the chrysler town & country is a safe bet to make. ♪ but basically, i'm a runner. last year. (oof). i had a bum knee that needed surgery. but it got complicated, because i had an old injury. so i wanted a doctor who had done this before. and unitedhealthcare's database helped me find a surgeon.
7:40 am
you know you can't have great legs, if you don't have good knees. we're 78,000 people looking out for 70 million americans. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. i don'i heard thatd nearly 4 out 5 women aren't getting enough vitamin d. so i take one a day women's, a complete multivitamin with more vitamin d to support bone and breast health. [ female announcer ] one a day women's.
7:41 am
each year, shoppers lose as much as $2.5 billion because of scanner erraierrors. this morning's "america's consumer" we take a look at mistakes. >> hey, george, supermarket errors sometimes work out in the customer's favor but that doesn't help you if you're the one who got overcharged.t it's especially common around high-volume times like around the holidays but it can happen any day. >> reporter: we're tagging along under cover with inspectors from
7:42 am
new york city's department of consumer affairs. first, they chose random groceries. the most common problems are scales that charge for the plastic package when they're supposed to charge for the food. and stores that charge tax on nontaxable items. >> it shouldn't be a consumer's job to have to bird dog checkout. >> reporter: recently conducting a sweep of more than 1,000 supermarkets, more than half failed in sections. >> i think the real question is not are they trying to purposely cheat customers, but are they really making the effort to make sure that their customers are charged appropriately. >> reporter: on this day, at this store, new york inspectors found 16 violations. like a bottle government charged when it's not required. and no price per pound listed on
7:43 am
d deli salads. and take a look at this package of salami, sticker price, 3.09. register price, $3.49. a 40 cent overcharge. >> it really adds up for people watching their budget. >> reporter: it's not just new york. north carolina state testing found 5% of products rang up wrong. in wisconsin, 4% were high. in california, about 3%. vermont cited a quarter of its stores for scanner violations. and arizona inspectors found 91 scanner overcharges this year with a total of more than $100. in california authorities took the unusual step of filing 62 criminal charges against ralphs grocery chains. one allegation that stores charge for ice coating seafood. >> $9.99 a pound scrimp is sold with ice.
7:44 am
customers are paying for water. >> reporter: ralphs said it took care of a jot of the violations when issued and that it continues to work to resolve the charges. is it worth searching out overcharges of a few contributes. cents? lana spent more than a decade looking at it. >> highest amount i ever brought home in a shopping trip was over $1,000. >> reporter: eventually, she was banned from two new england supermarket chains. she said she was taking advantage but she says stores are. >> even if it's 2% of the total purchase when you think of how much money americans spend on items, that's a lot of money. >> these food marketing institute which represent grocery chains told that you say stores strive for 100% accuracy, even though a typical store stocks 35,000 different
7:45 am
products. and in a recent study, grocery stores had the highest accuracy rate of any industry. still it pays to pay attention. so what do you do? either write down or take a cell phone picture of those shelf tags so you can compare. if you don't want to do every single item, what you can do is spot check your item. review the receipt before you leave the store so you're not tempted to skip getting that few cents' refund later and find out where the free offers are. george. >> also, if you want to complain about overcharging at any kind of store, you can contact your state's state by state list. still ahead, the secret to america's favorite restaurants.
7:46 am
li'm luke myers. if you want to be incredible, eat incredible. anncr vo: eggs. the incredible protein. aveeno hair shines in real life. new aveeno nourish plus shine with active naturals wheat smooths damaged cuticles for 75% more shine in one use. real shine, for real life. yours. [ female announcer ] new aveeno nourish plus shine.
7:47 am
that can take so much out of you. i feel like i have to wind myself up just to get out of bed. then...well, i have to keep winding myself up to deal with the sadness, the loss of interest, the trouble concentrating, the lack of energy. [ male announcer ] if depression is taking so much out of you, ask your doctor about pristiq®. pristiq is a prescription medicine proven to treat depression. pristiq is thought to work by affecting the levels of two chemicals in the brain, serotonin and norepinephrine. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens or you have unusual changes in mood, behavior, or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, teens and young adults. pristiq is not approved for children under 18. do not take pristiq with maois. taking pristiq with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. tell your doctor about all your medications, including those for migraine, to avoid a potentially life-threatening condition. pristiq may cause or worsen high blood pressure,
7:48 am
high cholesterol, or glaucoma. tell your doctor if you have heart disease or before you reduce or stop taking pristiq. side effects may include nausea, dizziness and sweating. for me, pristiq is a key in helping to treat my depression. ask your doctor about pristiq.
7:49 am
we have a remarkable story of courage to tell you about this morning. back in october of 2007, staff sergeant salvatore gionta's unit was ambushed by the taliban in afghanistan. after being shot by the body armor he wore himself. a soldier was wounded and being dragged away. for that effort, he's the first living recipient of the military's highest award. first he spoke to martha raddatz at
7:50 am
the military base in vincenza, italy. >> how often do you think of that? >> every day. to tell a story about that day hurts me. it hurts to go into it. i can tell you there was american soldiers from all around the united states of america fighting for the united states, closing and destroying any enemy with immense bravery. every single one of them have gone above and beyond anything that should ever been asked of them. they'll continue to do it. they're doing it today. they'll do it tomorrow. they'll do it again. >> so you're really fighting there because of the guy next to you? >> that's your buddy. your brother in arms. that's who you're there with. that's who's fighting there with you and for you.
7:51 am
>> tell me about the phone call from the president. >> i knew it was coming. when you hear him, he's not addressing the nation, he's not addressing the world. he was talking to me. my heart was racing. i was squeezing her, i was squeezing my wife's hand, jen was right there with me. she knew who it was. but there were people in the office at the time. mr. president, and my heart stopped. it was intense. >> he's talking about his heroism, very matter of fact, but that call. only 25 years of old. >> that was list second deployment to afghanistan. men and women, there have been seven other medal of honor winners but others have died. >> he had received the purple heart. he was wounded in battle. >> you can see more of sergeant giunta's story on "nightline."
7:52 am
coming up next, a look at oprah's final season. >> this is it. this is it. quilted is towel speak for air. but viva puts 35% more towel between you and the mess. 35% more? are you ready to take that 1-step? yes, i'm ready. beautiful. [ cheers and applause ] [ sandy ] try viva® and quit the quilt.
7:53 am
nothing beats prevacid®24hr. just one pill helps keep you heartburn free for a full 24 hours. prevent the acid that causes frequent heartburn with prevacid®24hr, all day, all night. nothing works better. all day, all night. this is a very active household. always a lot going on. we have three children and two dogs. this is my baby. this is the most expensive member of the household. scotty needed a new laptop for college, but we don't like to pay interest unnecessarily. so, the blueprint plan couldn't have come
7:54 am
at a better time because i'm able to designate what i pay off every month and then what i'm going to pay off over time. blueprint really gives me peace of mind. with blueprint on her slate card, geraldine designed a plan to save money on interest. does your credit card have blueprint? i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland is in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running. to make the state we love not just good but great. now let's get down to work.
7:55 am
7:56 am
good morning. 7:56. we're looking at clouds trying to break up across the area. this is a shot with sun trying to slip through. you can see the glare on the lens at owings mills, harbor school, 612 degrees. ranging from 62 in ellicott city and 612 to perry hall and chestertown. even though we have low clouds and fog especially up across the hereford scone and southern pennsylvania, the winds will shake and break that. this afternoon, mostly sunny skies and a 2-degree guaranteed high of 82. let's check the roads with kim brown. >> cecil county, northbound 95 remains pretty much jammed from about the perryville toll plaza approaching route 222 because of an earlier accident. only one lane gets by at this time. bw parkway at route 32, traffic
7:57 am
is move nicely heading southbound to the capitol beltway no problems around 695 either. just a fairly slow ride on the outer loop both sides. we have be a accident reported -- an accident reported in sparrows point, merit lane and north point boulevard, a serious crash involving a bus. ems on scene there. in sykesville northbound 97 has been reopened. however, the southbound lanes remain closed. two-way traffic gets by on the northbound side. in catonsville, we still have the downed tree blocking the right lane and right turning lane on the eastbound lane of route 40 approaching new wood drive. you'll see a little slow volume as you make your way southbound on the jfx between the beltway approaching cold spring lane. stay with us because we're sending you back to new york now for more "good morning america."
7:58 am
everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax. now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely.
7:59 am
8:00 am
♪ just another manic monday a manic monday in our house. first day of school. >> i know. are they nervous? >> very nervous last night. but they had their outfits spread out. >> you have such girls. my boys are like, i have to go to school? >> hi, i'm george stephanopoulos. we go inside a baffling disorder. this affects thousands and thousands of kids across the country. it's called tourette's syndrome. could a promising new therapy affect the kids. we'll show you how it's going to help this little boy live a full life. >> especially for kids they have no idea what's going on. also ahead, what's your favorite restaurant?
8:01 am
every week over 4 million people eat at the the olive garden. >> pasta. >> that's right. we reveal the secrets of the biggest italian food chain in the world and kick off our series. later, tory johnson is here with five success stories of people making thousands of dollars a month selling person to person. even door to door. she'll tell you how to get in on the action. the avon lady is back. first, the beginning of an era. after 25 years, oprah is kicking off her final season of "the oprah winfrey show" later today. andrea canning is here with a preview. i can't believe we're starting the end today. >> i know. and george just told me everyone is getting $1 million and a house. >> i know. >> totally kidding. it is a mystery to everyone. but oprah and her team promises
8:02 am
to knock your socks off, that's a quote. going through 5,000 hours of footage and people who have impacted their lives in a major way. >> reporter: it's at supersize, top-secret season premiere. >> oh, thank you! >> reporter: with big celebrities like john dra votra. >> you still make my heart pitter patter. >> reporter: and even big giveaways. after 25 years "i don't intend to be crying the whole season. the only time i get really emotional and nostalgic about the show is when i think about the viewers." those viewers have helped her fake "forbes" most powerful celebrity for the fourth time. the media mogul is worth an estimated $2.4 million. oprah's departure will create a
8:03 am
seismic shift in daytime television leaving a hole in the country. >> she provides an incredible lead-in. there's going to be a real kind of land grab for the real estate that she occupies. >> reporter: but on january 1st, the legend will continue with o.w.n. the oprah winfrey network, expected to reach 70 million homes. >> it's a huge deal for oprah to go from her own incredibly successful show to having a whole network that she's putting her name on. she's really taking a big scandal with it. >> the show continues until may. and oprah said it's her intention to be fully present. guys, she's actually trying to locate all the original audience members from her very first episode. but she's having a hard time because they didn't keep records back then. >> wow. >> a lot of people are calling,
8:04 am
i was there. i was there, too. can i go? >> exactly. all right. time to go to juju for a check of the morning's news headlines. good morning, andrea and elizabeth and george. it's a waiting game for the american woman who has been held in iran for more than a year. sarah shourd has been cleared for release but first her family has to pay $500,000 in bail. she's been released for medical treatment but could still face trial for spying charges. lawmakers in washington could battle it out over tax cuts. house republican john boehner now says if given an option, he would extend the tax cuts for the middle class only. the president wants to let the cuts expire to reduce the deficit. inspecting the massive
8:05 am
explosion in san bruno, federal investigators plan to investigate the blast virtually wiping out the entire neighborhood. in connecticut, the murder trial begins for one of the men charged in a cold-blooded home inracing that sent shock waves through the state it's. he'll come face -to-face with lone survive who lost his entire family in the attack. more from ashleigh banfield. >> reporter: it's been three years since the horrifying crime. july 2007, in the dark of night, two men broke into the home of welcome pettit, a connecticut doctor. they robbed and sexually assaulted his wife jennifer and youngest daughter mikaela. they set fire to the house, killing everyone inside but dr. petter who was able to drawl to safety. steven hayes and 30-year-old
8:06 am
joshua mccaskey were caught just miles away. they both face the death penalty in a crime considered one of connecticut's worst. >> this was such a dastardly thing, i think the death penalty is in order. >> reporter: hayes will stand trial first, complaints by his living conditions and argumentses over the death penalty. >> defendant gets up and talks about decency when they're defending two people who they strangled with multiple sclerosis and tied a 13-year-old and 17-year-old to their bed while the house was set afire. trying to dot right thing and testify to what i know and be in the face of my family because they can't be here to represent
8:07 am
themselves. >> reporter: for "good morning america," ashleigh banfield, cheshire, connecticut. >> we all hope justice will be served. time for sam champion. sam, fall's in the air. good morning to you. >> good morning, juju. definitely is outside. yeah, this has never happened before. i may never -- i mean, i feel like i'm actually in your house this morning and you're getting ready watching us. >> you're actually at the spa. >> you're in the spa. >> it kicks off national spa week. >> can i get a little treatment, maybe a rub on the shoulder. i mean, come on. we're all keeping our robes on. let's get to the board. in boston, by the way, look at this, a little cloudy sky here. boston on the edge of this front will stay cloudy and cool. you're really good at this.
8:08 am
i like it. here's a look at temperatures as that front moves through. there will be strong storms once that pops up. elsewhere around the nation, it's fairly nice and dry >> som >> something else that rarely happens, ruth and milt, 60 years. congratulations. we're turning now to
8:09 am
tourette's syndrome, it's the disease that prevents people from controlling what they say. it's hard enough to adults to handle but it's devastating to children who are both embarrassed and mystified as to what's happening. discovery health tells the story of one of them in a special tourette's uncovered. >> a lot of people look at me different. i just wish people wouldn't look at me. not look at me. >> the first time we saw tourette's show up was actually second grade. we thought he was just goofing around or joking around. >> my parents are just kind of saying well, don't do that. knock it off. and i was saying to them, i can't. i can't. >> it's the movement, it may worsen in severity and frequency it may change in location. >> tourette's is difficult
8:10 am
because i'm on the ground rolling around or rolling around in the classroom. i can't write. i can't think. >> it can be distracting a lot of times because when we're trying to work on our homework, it's kind of easy to start watching him. >> cognitively he's completely with the program. he can vocalize what he wants, what he needs. whether his tourette's is going to allow him to concentrate. the tic that he has now is one where he takes off and runs. when he runs, he doesn't stop. >> i don't know what's going on in his head. one night he -- when i put him to bed, he had said that he wished that god would just let him sleep and not wake up. so that's hard to hear from your 10-year-old. >> we tried the drugs out there available for tourette's. >> the side effects are
8:11 am
unbelievable. suicidal thoughts. depression. blurry vision. but doctors said if you're not going to drug him then he strongly suggested we go with the deep brain stimulation surgery. >> we feel we have to have the surgery done to at least give him a shot at a more normal life. >> today is jonah's surgery. >> yes, a little overwhelming, considering how long we've been waiting for it. >> we've never considered dds for a patient who did not have tourette's severe enough that it really interfered with their quality of life. >> we're going to interrupt the abnormal signal that's interfering and causing the tics in jonah. >> the impairment varies, but
8:12 am
there are a few patients that have almost no response to it. >> even after the surgery, i still have tics but they're not as frequent. >> he's twitchy, a little bit. but they're nothing compared to what they were. he's fully functioning and can do pretty much everything that other kids can do. >> look at that smile. there are other stories on tourette's on discovery health tonight. we're joined by dr. richard besser. hey, rich, you know, a lot of these kids in the special were misdiagnosed at first. >> right. what should parents look for? what are the signs it's tourette's? >> it can be difficult early on. early on, some of the first signs can be a mild facial tic. a little movement. the diagnosis for tourette's, you have to have both vocal and movement tics, but they don't all come together. the tics change over time. so jonah who you just saw had very complex tics, but he may
8:13 am
have started with just a little movement in his face. the tics can't be explained by another medical condition and you have to have them for a full year before you make that diagnosis. >> so it has to be very constant. you're just saying that jonah was a very extreme case. which required the extreme treatment. the deep brain stimulation. what are the lesser cases? >> mild cases have been managed with support of environment. learning the tics or the premonition that's coming on. what you can do is switch the tic that you have for something that's less disruptive. medications can be effective. a lot people have benefited from reduction in the tics from medication. for children who are extremely severe like jonah, this type of deep brain stimulation is experimental, but for some children, it can be beneficial. >> how do they deal with the stigma? >> stigma is absolutely key. symptoms get worse in preadolescent years. kids really want to fitted in.
8:14 am
you have to work with the families and friends so they understand this and provide the supportive environment. very hard. >> okay, rich besser. thanks religion. and when we come back, the secrets of your favorites restaurants. we go behind the scenes of the world's biggest italian restaurant. the olive garden. ♪ or sprinkled with italian herbs. ♪ townhouse flatbread crisps. they're perfect for snack time, party time, any time. ♪ new townhouse flatbread crisps. the everyday cracker with the specially-crafted taste.
8:15 am
8:16 am
[ woman #2 ] i'd like to enjoy things again. [ woman #3 ] i feel these aches and pains. [ woman #4 ] the guilt. [ man ] my sleep just isn't right. [ woman #5 ] i'm so anxious. [ man #2 ] i need to focus. [ female announcer ] depression hurts. cymbalta can help
8:17 am
with many symptoms of depression. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens, you have unusual changes in behavior or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults. cymbalta is not approved for children under 18. people taking maois or thioridazine or with uncontrolled glaucoma should not take cymbalta. taking it with nsaid pain relievers, aspirin, or blood thinners may increase bleeding risk. severe liver problems, some fatal, were reported. signs include abdominal pain and yellowing of the skin or eyes. talk with your doctor about your medicines, including those for migraine, or if you have high fever, confusion and stiff muscles, to address a possible life-threatening condition. tell your doctor about alcohol use, liver disease, and before you reduce or stop taking cymbalta. dizziness or fainting may occur upon standing. side effects include nausea, dry mouth, and constipation. talk to your doctor and go to to learn about an offer to help you get started. depression hurts. cymbalta can help. americans love eating out,
8:18 am
in fact, two-thirds of us eat out at least once a week. with all of those eager eaters facing a seemingly infinite number of choices, how do they lure consumers in? we start with the secret of the restaurants, starting with the largest restaurant chain.of the bianna golodryga traveled across the country to learn the secrets. >> who doesn't love italian food, right? >> i love it. >> i remember when my family first moved to the u.s. from russia, going to the olive garden was a special occasion for us. apparently, it's the same for the 250 million americans who dine there each year. ♪ hey mambo italiano >> reporter: when comes to food on the tip of our forks, 90% of
8:19 am
americans will tell you they love to manga. >> i love pasta. >> just like the italian food, it's really good. >> that's nice. >> welcome to olive garden. >> reporter: for almost 30 years, olive garden have been serving up the italian essentials, growing into the world's largest and most succ s successful italian restaurant change. why do you think americans have such a love affair with italian food? >> they grew up with it. >> i would say italian food is soul food. >> reporter: every week, mostly women if their 40s and 50s, seek out that soul food at more than the 721 olive garden restaurants of around the country. with an average check of $14.95 a person, that contributes to olive garden's $3.3 billion in annual sales. what's their secret for keeping the diners coming in? for one, those bread sticks. hot, buttery, and best of all,
8:20 am
unlimited. they served up more than 600 million of them, enough for every person in the country, plus seconds. >> we serve almost 9 million bread sticks a day at olive garden. the key is, they've got to be made perfectly. >> reporter: the secret, they're never frozen. they're delivered fresh to each restaurant and baked fresh each day. then there was the pasta. olive garden was the first full-service italian restaurant to offer unlimited portions. how can that be possible? while some diners do belly up to bowl after bowl, the average customer only eats about 1 1/2 bowls of pasta. as popular as the food is, there is common criticism that it's not real italian food. >> we're focused on being genuine, not necessarily authentic. we're not sure authentic would translate as well. >> reporter: olive garden does have a culinary institute in
8:21 am
tusca tuscany. before they can make it to the menu, they have to be adapted for the american palate. the chef let us into the olive garden kitchen to share the italian fare. >> in italy, you have four or five main courses. in time. everything is done. >> reporter: one secret, cut down on the meal time. instead of separate courses for pasta, meat and vegetables, incorporate them into one dish. secret number two, increase the cooking time. americans generally don't like the firmer al identidente textu. at olive garden, they cook it one minute longer. secret number three, add cheese and lots of it. like lasagna and alfredos. traditional guidelines are
8:22 am
changing. olive garden is now offering lighter fare like their seafood brodetto. >> manga! manga! >> mm. that was good. that seafood was only 480 calories. you look at most popular items, lasagna, 820 calories. the creamy alfredo -- >> don't do this to me. >> you look great in the kitchen, bianna. >> thanks very much. >> you can get one of their recipes at our website, tomorrow, we go behind the doors of dairy queen and reveal the secrets of chipotle. and now the "gma" list of the day, so what's everyone
8:23 am
reading, here's the top five best sellers for the amazon kinl right now. number one kwp the girl with the dragon tattoo." number two, the girl who played with fire. number three, the girl who kicked the hornet nest. number three. freedom. number five "a scattered life." go to"gma" to get the "gma" list of ten free books you can get on the kindle right now. how are you getting to a happier place? running there? dancing there?
8:24 am
flying there? how about eating soup to get there? delicious campbell's soups fill you with good nutrition, energy, farm-grown ingredients, and can help you keep a healthy weight. helping you get to a happier place. have a nice trip. campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. new aveeno positively radiant tinted moisturizers, with scientifically proven soy complex and natural minerals give you sheer coverage instantly, then go on, to even skin tone in four weeks. new aveeno tinted moisturizers. it can take so much out o of y. i feel like i hav o wiwind myself up just to get out of bed. then... well... i have to keep winding myself up to deal with theadness, the loss of interest, the trouble concentrating, e ck of energy. if depression is taking so much out of you, ask your doctor about pristiq.
8:25 am
(announcer) p pristiq is a prescription medicine proven to treat depression. pristiq is thought to work by affecting the levels of two chemicals in the brain, serotonin and norepinephrine. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens or you have unusual changes in mood, behavior, or thoughts of suicide. antidepressants cacan increae suicidal thoughts and behaviors in children, teens anand yoyoung adults. pristiq is not approved for children under 18. do not take pristiq with maois. takaking pristiq with nsaid pain relilievers, aspirin or b bloodhinners may increaease beding risk. tell your doctor about all your medications, cluding those for migraine, to avoid a pontntially life-threatening conditn. pristiq may cause or worsen high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or glaucoma. telling youroctor if you have heart disease... or beforere you reduce or stop taking pristiq. side effects may include nausea, dizziness an sweating. (woman) for me, pristiq is a key in helping to treat my depression. (announcer) ask your doctor about pristiq. trying to be big like you, dad. you're so good at keeping everyone full... and focused with your fiber. [ laughs ] but you already are great at doing that.
8:26 am
really? sure. you're made with fiber, just like me. but best of all, you're the perfect size for smaller kids. [ female announcer ] give your little ones kellogg's® frosted mini-wheats little bites™ cereal in chocolate and now original flavor. they're an excellent source of fiber packed in a smaller size. [ doorbell rings ] oh, it's original little bite™. we're off to practice keeping 'em full and focused. yeah! we've got big shoes to fill!
8:27 am
good morning. 8:27. some of you still have overcast skies, even leftover fog especially in the hereford zone. clouds in downtown baltimore, trying to break up. bel air county now 61 degrees. there will be improvement the next couple of hours. we're starting to break up the morning clouds especially further west. we'll get more sun this afternoon. our 2-degree guaranteed high of 82 degrees. just a little above normal. lets check the roads with kim. >> we're going to be jammed around the beltway, on the outer loop especially on the northeast corner and pretty much the whole stretch of the west side. here's 95 at 395, southbound begins to jam approaching caton avenue. an accident northbound 95 at russell street blocking the right lane and shoulder. a crash in owings mills, garrison and forest road and hall wick court involving a struck pedestrian. and hawkins point.
8:28 am
and injury accident at merrit boulevard. power could be turned on in i will litly this morning -- little italy this morning. a fire happened before 7:30 yesterday morning in an underground power tunnel at fawn and high streets and knocked out electricity. power has been knocked out to most of the area sending restaurants scrambling to save their food. bge says crews worked on the problem all day yesterday and are still at it this morning. we now know the identity of two found dead in a howard county home. police say that claire lenore stout and reginald van graves both died from what appears to be a gunshot wound. they found no forced entry. they are still investigating. we'll keep you posted. we're out of time. back to new york for "good morning america." see you in a half-hour for "good morning maryland" at 9:00.
8:29 am
8:30 am
♪ there she is, juju chang crossing the finish line in saturday's triathlon. she was joined by 60 friends and abc stafferers completing that triathlon in connecticut this weekend. to raise $45,000 for those in need in haiti. she says she's not sore at all. she did a lot of good getting money for those kids in haiti. let's give juju a big hand. >> that is so fantastic. what an accomplishment, what a feat. >> a lot of colleagues here at abc. good morning, america, i'm george stephanopoulos. tory johnson is back with five success stories. these are five people who made it big time by working in direct sales. she shows you how to do it, too. we were talking earlier it's the
8:31 am
re-emergence of avon. and how a promise to her dying sister for breast cancer. she has a personal story in a very personal book coming up. george, you have something special too. >> we do. we've been telling everybody how pepsi is awarding millions of dollars in grantses each year. this month, they're doing is, everybody getting a grant there is making a positive impact in the community. we want to introduce you to another recipient. for 12 years now, talented string musicians and pianists have come together for a very special experience for the credo music camp. 80 young people spent three weeks of intense study with world class instructors. they also give one week of community service helping at
8:32 am
food banks, cleaning up, performing at nursing homes, prisons or youth centers. the $25,000 grant from pepsi will provide full scholarships to eight students from next summer's session. and if you agree with us and think there's not enough of this great stuff going on, you can vote for pepsi refresh grants. you can choose who is getting the money. logon to the website and now storms coming out of the northeast but it's go to come slow to get there. places like boston, some showers could pop up. but the numbers go down into the 70s it's kind of a cooler, refreshed, if will you, idea of cooler, fresh air moving into the north eat. memphis, about 89 degrees. there's still some heat on the board. fall doesn't start until next week so there
8:33 am
>> all that weather was brought to you by amazon kindle. george? >> sam, thanks. america's jobs this morning, the industry that's helping more than 16 million people make ends meet, others, make a living. it's direct says, going it door to door or to sell products. tory johnson is the secret of direct sales success. of course, you've got to start off with the old standard, avon. >> grace's husband had a plumbing company that tanked in the company. and she needed to help pay the bills. she was a little nervous to get into direct sales because she didn't want to be the person bugging people to buy things.
8:34 am
the first thing she did is ask her potential target market, what would you think if i joined avon? they all said an enthusiastic yes. a built-in market. she's making about $1,000 a month right now. her secret to success is to ask your target market before you dive in. that's really worked well for her. >> this has gone far beyond avon. it's a $28 billion business. >> that's right. i was talking to a lot of people in the audience. a lot of them represent different companies in direct sales, companies that we wouldn't have thought of able to sell door to door. another favorite one is jewelry. one of my favorites, stella & dot. a mom of six, she stepped in and had to pay the bills. her secret is, she's always
8:35 am
wearing the jewelry. people saying, love your jewelry, where did you get it. she's making $5,000 a month. >> that's pretty serious money. >> pretty serious money. her big secret is to network to build a team. she's not only making money on her sales but everybody on the team. >> you also have another jewelry company. >> kim philips is selling lia sophia. kim and her husband lost their jobs. someone suggested why don't you jump into direct sales, there's real money to be made. $6,000 a month she's making. her big secret of success, she shares her story. she does what robin's mom often signatured, making your message or message. she's successful at sharing the hardship she went through. >> there's a common theme for
8:36 am
everybody here. forced to be creative. >> that's right, same thing happened here. she also did a business with her husband that didn't do well. she home schools and decided that barefoot books would be great for her. she's making $3,000 a month in marketing in a way that's connected to her lifestyle. so she markets to a school co-op. to a co-op farm in her area. all the different ways do bring these products to people interested in other things in her'. very successful in doing it. >> finally, scinnamon burk. >> pampered chef. he's making $2,500 a month now. her big secret, 3, 2, 1 rule,
8:37 am
make three calls a day, book two parties per week, recruit one person to her team per month. it has to be applicable to not only these businesses but any business that you're in. if you're job searching right now to really break down your goals by day, by week, by month. >> i know it's hard to generalize, are these basically 40-hour a week jobs? a little less, a little more? >> some of these people are working less than 10. some are definitely working 40 hours. you make the money based on the time you put in. >> thanks, tor i'm bob ehrlich. i'm not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. today maryland is in trouble. we're worse off than we were four years ago. dangerous debt, higher taxes, not enough jobs. we need real leadership to turn this state around. fix the budget -- honestly. grow small businesses -- really. excellent schools -- everywhere. protect the bay -- finally. it's why i'm running.
8:38 am
to make the state we love not just good but great. now let's get down to work. here's what you should be watching: your cable bill. because you could be paying way too much. stop spending more for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year. and here's a special bonus: you'll also get the fios tv movie package and epix -- free for 12 months. and with this offer, there's no term contract required. if you don't love fios, cancel at anytime with no early termination fee. fios gives you the best channel lineup, superior picture quality and more hd... plus internet rated #1 in satisfaction, speed and reliability. last chance. offer ends october 2nd. get fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month, plus the fios tv movie package and epix, free for 12 months... with no term contract. call 1.877.797.fios. that's 1.877.797.3467. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v
8:39 am
it's time for fios.
8:40 am
our next guest is an example of how powerful a promise can be. 30 years ago, you wouldn't even say the words "breast cancer" on television. 30 years ago, nancy brinker's
8:41 am
sister died of the disease but not whether nancy promised she would find a cure. nancy is the president of susan g. komen.d a cure. glad to have you here. >> thank you. >> to find an end for cancer, that's quite a promise you make. >> when someone you love, and you look at someone like your sister in their last moments and asks you to do something, you do it. i had no idea, i promised her, if it took the rest of my life. it's been an amazing journey much of which i chronicled in this book. i talk about cancer, where we are, realistically where i think we can be. and the amazing journey we've had building susan g. komen for the cure. >> your sister was diagnosed in the '70s. it was a world of difference for
8:42 am
her, right? >> right. >> what was that like for her? >> she was a beautiful, young, productive, 33-year-old woman. people would cross the street when they heard she had breast cancer. >> they thought it was contagious? >> they thought it was contagious. it broke her heart and broke my heart. she desperately wanted to stay well for her children. her children were only 6 and 10 when she died. together, we went through this journey, together with my mother, who was a saint during this period. we saw everything that needed to be fixed and that's what we tried to do at susan g. komen for the cure. >> you made this promise on her death bed. you started this with literally $200. >> right. i was married at the time to norman brinker a very supportive man who taught me a lot about running and building an organization. at the same time, there were people who wanted to be a part of this.
8:43 am
they wanted to make a difference. they knew breast cancer was happening to too many. >> that $200 has turned into $1.5 billion raised for breast cancer research since 1982. your organization is the largest source for breast cancer research. that's quite an accomplishment. >> thank you. we're leading people into the next generation. really making targeted therapies so we can see people live larng wi longer with the disease. it's already happening. >> how close are we to a cure? >> some of the things that have been funded. hormone estrogen-dependant resources. and today in the united states and industrialized countries it's 98%. we're making progress.
8:44 am
it's not overnight. we're hoping by the end of the decade, we will see this turn into a chronic, manageable disease. >> you of course were diagnosed with breast cancer. given what you watched your sister go through that must have been a terrifying diagnosis. >> it was. three years after she died. we actually had the same kind of tumors. i assumed i wouldn't live. my life was spared. i had aggressive therapy early. i was able to understand what it was. i'm just grateful that i've lived all these years to try to make this promise come true. >> and are you struck how far we've come, almost cures and treatments but with the way societally we deal with the disease? >> yeah. >> you know, the heartbeat and the heart and soul of susan g. komen we have 25 affiliates throughout the united states, and these grassroots individuals
8:45 am
are making a difference in their communities, in their states, in their countries in global advocacy around the world. we have to keep it going. a lot of people say there's too much pink. no, there's not. >> you have transformed the color of pink for the entire nation. you bring your sister to life. it's a lovely, very moving read. on behalf of everybody touched by breast cancer, thank you for your work. >> thank you, elizabeth. >> you can read a chapter of >> thank you, elizabeth. >> you can read a chapter of nancy br everyone knows a fee is a tax. you raised some taxes during that period, particularly the property tax as well as a lot of fee increases. as you know, there's a big difference between fees and taxes. but...they're the same. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. it's a tax. there's a big difference between fees and taxes. fees and taxes are one in the same. if it comes out of my pocket, it's a tax.
8:46 am
now he says it isn't true. we didn't raise taxes. what? still doing the same thing, paying out more money. typical politician. definitely.
8:47 am
8:48 am
so what did you do this weekend? juju ran a triathlon. they ran, swam and biked a triathlon. juju, you did it. >> unbelievable. >> congratulation. >> thank you. >> you feel fantastic. and $45,000 raised for children of haiti through unicef. fantastic, you did it all by recruiting this huge team. >> it's peer pressure, it actually helped me because i got to exercise with my friend which is is good motivation. and the motivation to help kids in haiti. >> what exactly did you do? >> we there a quarter-mile swim, a three-mile swim and a 12-mile bike ride. >> what was the toughest? >> for me, the run. >> let's take a look. >> reporter: we arrived in the early hours. ahh! team juju, 60 members strong.
8:49 am
let's just say there were some initial nerves. >> i'm scared. >> and then it's cold. >> anxiety, definitely. >> well, i'm just taking a spot because i don't know where else to set my bike. >> reporter: but once it was time to suit up -- >> yeah! i feel like i finally have a number and it's real. nerves turned to excitement. >> go team juju! >> reporter: i did do this! and standing altogether, looking at all of the faces of my friends and colleagues, people who set this goal and challenged themselves, well, they're all champions in my book, just for showing up. ♪ because we are the champions ♪ of the world >> reporter: okay, wait. that was after the race. back up. let's do this. [ horn ] >> this is national television.
8:50 am
>> whoo! >> hey! >> whoo! >> one down. have fun. >> i love you. >> juju! >> whoo! >> go team juju! whoo-hoo! >> are you ready to run? you're fine. >> whoo! >> keep it going. >> thank you. >> go juju! >> i can smell the finish line!
8:51 am
>> whoo. whoo. >> reporter: one by one, we did it. way to go. for each of us, our own personal victory. it's so great, i feel like crying. >> survived. >> this day would have to be a ten on the scale. >> reporter: some overcame health issues. some overcame personal fears. my coach even took third place. >> yes! haiti. >> reporter: i'm so proud of everyone, i'm most proud of my friend caroline, a haitian-american who overcame her fear of swimming and health issues. she finished dead last to help her home country. whatever feeling this is, they should bottle it and sell it by prescription. it's fantastic. it's physically empowering. it's emotionally powerful.
8:52 am
it's charitable. it's good all around. >> whoo! >> caroline, she's a doctor herself, she wants to go down to haiti herself and couldn't because her health issues are so grave. is she overcame the fear of swimming. she got lost on the bike. the tour director actually rode around with her because she was so determined to finish. she raised $5,000 on her own. as a team, $45,000. plus another $8,000 in the works. well over $50,000. every dollar counts in haiti. >> when you started, this was a lifestyle change for you. is this something you're going to do more of? >> absolutely. and it's totally sustainable. if i can do it, anyone can do it. it's not crazy amounts of training. i snuck it in when the boys were in school. it's never too late to try.
8:53 am
logon to >> you just committed, you're doing another triathlon? >> absolutely. it's on tape. >> fantastic. >> congratulations. >> thanks. >> we'll be righ
8:54 am
8:55 am
8:56 am
juju, you have a big thank you. >> i do, tom holland, my trainer, and lucy denzinger. and my colleague kelly harris who pulled everyone together. >> you did a great job. >> dairy queen tomorrow. good morning. 8:57. looking at cloudy skies trying to break up in spots. in a couple of hours we'll all get the sun. 61 westminster to ellicott city. 64 perry hall. and mid-60s on the eastern shore. we're going to be expecting the skies to clear out even though
8:57 am
we've got low clouds and fog left over the west winds will bring in more sunshine by this afternoon and the breeze will actually be a drying breeze. we're looking for high of our 2-degree guarantee of 82. tonight in the 50s. tomorrow we'll stretch out to about 79. 78 wednesday. we're back to near 80 thursday but evening showers could carry us in through friday morning. we stay at seasonable levels which means highs in the upper 70s to near 80 and lows in the 50s with a dry weekend coming up. let's check the roads with kim brown. >> as you make your way northbound on 95 approaching baltimore city expect a fairly slow go. we have an accident at russell street that is blocking the right lane and shoulder. as you look at the cameras, that's 95 on the lefthand side of the screen pretty much jammed from the beltway towards russell street. actually, the delays may start as close to 195. give yourself lots of extra time or take the bw parkway as an alternate.
8:58 am
we have a couple of incidents working, one on the inner loop at i-70, an accident reported. no word on any lane blockages with you expect it to be -- but expect to it be slow there. baltimore city, east 21 and greenmount a crash and merrit boulevard and north point boulevard, a crash there. and expect a 14-minute ride between 795 headed towards 70. stay with us, "good morning maryland" is next. [ male announcer ] are you watching cable? here's what you should be watching: your cable bill. because you could be paying way too much. stop spending more for second best. upgrade to verizon fios and get tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year. and here's a special bonus: you'll also get the fios tv movie package and epix -- free for 12 months. and with this offer, there's no term contract required. if you don't love fios, cancel at anytime
8:59 am
with no early termination fee. fios gives you the best channel lineup, superior picture quality and more hd... plus internet rated #1 in satisfaction, speed and reliability. last chance. offer ends october 2nd. get fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month, plus the fios tv movie package and epix, free for 12 months... with no term contract. call 1.877.797.fios. that's 1.877.797.3467. call the verizon center for customers with disabilities at 800-974-6006 tty/v it's time for fios.

ABC News Good Morning America
ABC September 13, 2010 7:00am-9:00am EDT

News/Business. News and entertainment. New. (CC)

Network ABC
Duration 02:00:00
Scanned in Annapolis, MD, USA
Source Comcast Cable
Tuner Channel 79 (555 MHz)
Video Codec mpeg2video
Audio Cocec ac3
Pixel width 528
Pixel height 480
Sponsor Internet Archive
Audio/Visual sound, color
disc Borrow a DVD of this show
info Stream Only
Uploaded by
TV Archive
on 10/9/2011